C & B GRADE
No NAME RATING
1. WOODWARD, MARK 1531
2. REEVES, David 1450
3. LOWE, RICK 1100
4. SEDDON, BRIAN 978
5. PAUL, CHRISTY 967
6. SEDDON, DAVE 912
7. KINGSTON, ROSE 842
8. CARR, CHRIS 745
9. BENNY, TRISH 742
10. EVANS, Andrew 575
11. CLARK, Josie, Josie 542
12. HYNES, Johnny 540
13. CLARK, Jack, Jack 539
14. REYNOLDS, Luke 539
15. TOON, Josh 537
16. MURROW, Xander 512
No NAME RATING 1. PAUL, DAVID 1775 2. KINGSTON, ZOE 1589 3. WHIBLEY, JOHN 1463 4. BURNS, GUY 1459 5. O'RORKE, MIKE 1386 6. ROBERTS, TIM 1370 7. SOSNOSKY, DENNIS 1370 Next week— 29 July—we have our Fourth round of the Blitz series, five rounds throughout 2009.
The Club Champs are now under way, but with the format we are using there is still time for new entries to be accepted.
- Tom Powell Trophy — A Grade
- Anneke Borren Trophy — B Grade
- Gufeld Trophy — C Grade
winner of the Reserve Grade — Well done Gentlemen!
against a shell-shocked, current reigning Kapiti Blitz Champion — David Paul.
Next week the Club Champs start, based on a double round robin tournament. Because of a change in programme, all first four games are required to be played when the opponent is absent, this is to accommodate some players who have planned to be away over this period. A full draw will be developed and placed on this website to allow players to plan their games.
CONGRATULATIONS to Paul Frost for keeping his cool when battling his way through the field, to take the 2009, 60-60 John Kingston Memorial Trophy — like the twelve labours of Hercules, Paul stood firm against an onslaught of worthy opponents, only crumbling against Zoe Kingston in the middle stages of the eight-round contest. Zoe Kingston and David Paul followed closely on six points, ahead of Guy Burns and Mike O’Rorke on five.
In the Reserve Grade Rick Lowe took out the Title, well and truly ahead of the pack, on seven points. Next — Tricia Benny and Chris Carr with a respectable five points. Junior player, Josie Benny, followed closely with an impressive four and a half points.
Next week — 24 June 2009 — is round Three of our Blitz Trophy Challenge, so come along for some exciting rapid chess. Members of the public are invited to play in this fun event.
After the second to last night of the John Kingston Memorial Trophy, Paul Frost and Zoe Kingston continue to share the lead — on six points — after wining their games. Paul easily won after Guy Burns crumbled in the mid-game. Zoe’s game was also quickly over. David Paul stands alone at second on 5 points, followed by a field of four on 4 points. In the Reserve Grade, Rick Lowe and Tricia Benny were both absent, but continue to lead the field, based on a solid foundation of previous wins. Rick on 7 points leads ahead of Tricia and Chris Carr on 5 points. Next week is the last night of this competition and will determine the final result.
On 24 June we have round three of our five round Blitz Trophy — come along for a fun night of rapid chess. The following week our Club Champs are scheduled to start. David Paul will prepare a draft plan for the tournament and bring this along on 17 June.
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much to the consternation of David Paul (left). Paul and Zoe Kingston lead the field, by a full point, and their games will be closely followed next round. Glenys Mills had a noteworthy win against Tim Roberts. In the Reserve Grade Rick Lowe, on six points, is pulling ahead of the field, as former co-leader Tricia Benny, five points, was absent. Two more rounds remain for this Trophy Tournament. Next, a blitz night will be held, and then the Club Championships will start — the format of this contest will be announced soon.
Zoe Kingston records her move for prosperity
In the Reserve grade Johnny Hynes won against Chris Carr, and Rick Lowe beat Luke Reynolds. Rick Lowe and Tricia Benny share the lead on five points, one and a half points clear of Josie Clark.
The Fourth round of the John Kingston Memorial Trophy 60-60 saw several impressive results. Perhaps the most dramatic was the whirlwind win by devastating David Paul over a dazzled Dennis Sosnosky in 9 moves — Dennis quickly resigned after an early blunder — don’t we all know that feeling? Paul Frost continues his fine form holding off a tenacious John Whibley, and leads the pack. Will Zoe Kingston — who is tentatively drawn to play him — be able to clip his wings? Next week’s game on Board 1 will be an exciting one. In the reserve grade Rick Lowe held off a challenge from Chris Carr to share the lead with the up-and-coming mother and daughter duo — Tricia Benny and Josie Clark — all on three points.